Living Bird Magazine
Mountain PloverCharadrius montanus
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Charadriidae
A native of the shortgrass prairie, the Mountain Plover is a dull-colored shorebird of open, dry areas. Despite its name, it breeds in the high tablelands, not the mountains.More ID Info
- Chorlito Llanero (Spanish)
- Pluvier montagnard (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Mountain Plover is one of the species that uses prairie dog towns to provide suitable breeding habitat in areas of longer grasses.
- The oldest recorded Mountain Plover was at least 10 years old when it was sighted in Montana in the wild and identified by its band. It had been banded in the same state.